Izabella Nicoletti from Brazil by way of Neuse Baptist Christian School (NC) committed to Florida State today. Nicoletti is a 5’10 guard in the 2018 class. She will join guards Kourtney Weber (4* #28 overall) and Amaya Brown (3*, with an asterisk) in the 2018 class for FSU. Florida State also holds a commitment from 2019 recruit 6’5 River Baldwin (4*, #17 overall). Nicoletti is the highest ranked player to commit to Florida State since 2010 when forward Natasha Howard (5*, #2 overall) came to Tallahassee from Ohio.
Nicoletti brings a diverse skill set to Tallahassee. She can score from all three levels. She is a very confident player who likes to get out on the break. She is also an adept passer with a nice feel for the game. Her athleticism is good but not great. However her skill level is so high that it is clear that she deserves her lofty ranking. Nicoletti is an emotional player who will bring a toughness to FSU.
Nicoletti will have every opportunity to start as a freshman at the point for FSU. The Noles have graduate transfer AJ Alix coming over from TCU this year. Alix only has one year left of eligibility so she will likely hand the keys to Nicoletti after next year.
Florida State will likely bring in a large class (5 or 6 players) in 2018 as the Noles lose Shakayla Thomas, AJ Alix, Ama Degbeon, Imani Wright, and Chatrice White after this year. That doesn’t even count any unexpected transfers. Therefore the Seminoles are still after some high profile players. They include but are not limited to: 6’4 Olivia Nelson-Ododa (5*, #3 overall), 5’7 Zipporah Broughton (4*, #23 overall), 6’2 Morgan Jones (4*, #27 overall), 5’10 Janai Crooms (4*, #36 overall), 5’8 Jordan Nixon (4*, #38 overall).